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7 Yoga Poses for your go-to International Yoga Day Celebration

Yoga was originated in ancient India with a broad variety of yoga schools, practices and goals. The promotion of yoga has intensified since the establishment of the Ministry of AYUSH and June 21 was announced as International Yoga day.

International yoga day is tomorrow, if you’re thinking about perfecting your yoga poses, then you are at the right place. This blog is your escape for the perfect yoga poses along with the steps and benefits they entail.

 

VRIKSHASANA

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The pose is known as ‘tree pose’ and this asana is practised to balance the body. It is one of the standing poses in hatha yoga and very popular in modern yoga.

How to do:

  1. Stand erect and drop your arms to the side of your body.
  2. Slightly bend your right knee and place the right foot high up on your right thigh make sure that the sole is placed firm and flat on the root of the left thigh.
  3. Your left leg needs to be absolutely erect. Once you have assumed this position, breathe and try to find your balance.
  4. Now inhale and gently raise your arms over your head and bring them together in namaste mudra.
  5. Look straight at a distant object and hold your gaze, this will help you maintain balance.
  6. Gently bring your hands down from the side and release the right leg.
  7. Comeback to the starting position of standing tall and erect as you did at the beginning of the practice. Repeat this pose with the left leg.

BENEFIT:

  1. It strengthens the spine while improving both balance and poise.
  2. It tones the leg muscles.
  3. The knees become stronger.
  4. It relieves those suffering from sciatica and reduces flat feet.
  5. It makes you stable, flexible and enhances your concentration.

Contradictions:

  1. Avoid practising this asana if you suffer from insomnia or migraine.
  2. People with high blood pressure should not raise their arms above their head. They can go for namaste mudra by joining their hands with their palms together in front of the chest.

 

UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

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“UTTHITA” is a word derived from the Sanskrit language which means extended and “TRIKONASANA” it means triangle. Therefore, this pose is also called triangle pose and it is one of the poses from Ashtanga primary series.

How to do:

  1. Stand erect, feet together and hands up, your body with an exhalation lightly then jump with your feet 3-4 feet apart and raise your arms to the shoulder level with your palms facing the floor.
  2. Take out your right foot at 90 degrees and left foot slightly into 60 degrees. Make sure that both legs should be in one line.
  3. With exhalation rotate your torso to the right side and hold your right big toe from the right hand and stretch your left arm upwards and look towards your left palm and maintain the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute or take 5 deep breathes.
  4. With inhalation come back to the initial position while your hands should remain at shoulder level.
  5. Now take your left foot out at 90 degree and right foot slightly in at 60 degrees, both legs should be in one line.
  6. Now with exhalation rotate torso to the left side and hold your left big toe with your left hand. Raise your right arm up and look upwards and look towards your right palm and stay there for 30 seconds to 1 minute or take 5 deep breathes.
  7. With inhalation come to the initial position keep your feet together and release your hands by the side of your body.

BENEFIT :

  1. This asana stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles.
  2. Stretches the hip, groins and calves and shoulders, chest and spine.
  3. Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  4. Helps to relieve the stress and improves digestion.

CONTRADICTIONS : 

  1. People suffering from diarrhea, headache and low blood pressure should avoid practising this asana.
  2. Also, people who are suffering from neck problems and high blood pressure, don’t turn your head up and continue looking straight ahead.

 

URDHVA MUKHA SHAVASANA

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This asana is also known as  ‘UPWARD FACING DOG’ and it is commonly a part of the widely performed in Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). This is also a back bending asana in modern yoga.

How to do:

  1. Lie on your stomach, on the floor. Stretch your both legs backwards.
  2. Then, bend your elbows and spread your palms on the floor beside your waist so that your forearms are relatively perpendicular to the floor.
  3. Inhale, press your inner hands firmly into the floor, with an inhalation lift your torso up and try to look up at the sky and hold the pose for about 15-30 seconds with normal breathing.
  4. Keep the thighs firm and legs a few inches off the floor.

BENEFIT :

  1. Improves your body posture and strengthens the spine, the arms and the wrists.
  2. Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders and abdomen.
  3. Stimulates organs.
  4. Helps relieve depression, fatigue and sciatica. It is also therapeutic for asthma.

CONTRADICTIONS:

  1. People with back injury should avoid this asana.
  2. People with headache and women during pregnancy should not practice this asana.

 

JANU SIRSASANA

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“JANU” is a Sanskrit name which means ‘knee’ and “SIRSASANA” means ‘head’. It is also known as head-knee pose and it’s a seated twisting and forward bending asana in Ashtanga yoga.

How to do :

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Spine erect and hands besides of your body. Bend your right knee and heel back towards your perineum. Rest your right foot slightly against your inner left thigh.
  2. Now inhale, raise your hands up and with exhalation bend forward to the left side from the base of the spine and try to reach out with your right hand to reach the inner left your foot and try to hold the left wrist from the right hand, maintain the pose for 5 deep breaths and with exhalation try to lengthen the spine.
  3. Then with inhalation release your hands and lift up your upper body and get back to starting position.
  4. Same we do with the other leg.

BENEFIT :

  1. All the forward bending asana calms the mind and relieves depression. This asana stretches the spine, shoulders and hamstring.
  2. Stimulates liver and kidney.
  3. Improves digestion and relieves anxiety.
  4. Therapeutic for high blood pressure and insomnia.

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with asthma and diarrhea should not practice this asana.
  2. People with knee injury don’t flex the injured knee completely and give support to your knee on a folded blanket.

 

PASCHIMOTANASANA :
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This asana is one of the widely practised asanas in Hatha yoga as well as Ashtanga yoga and also known as seated forward bending asana.

How to do :

  1. Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front and place your palm on the floor by the side of the hips and take a few deep breaths.
  2. Exhale, extend your hands and catch your toes. Hold the right big toe between the right thumb and index and middle finger and the same with another side.
  3. Inhale completely, chest up, look up and with exhalation bend forward from the base of the spine, widen your elbows and try to touch your knee with your forehead and maintain this position from 1 to 5 minutes as per your capacity.
  4. An advanced practitioner can catch the outer sole and rest the chin on the shin.
  5. Exhale, release your hands and raise your head from the knee and relax.

BENEFIT :

  1. This Asana tones the abdominal organs
  2. Relieves the stress and calms the mind
  3. Tones the kidney and improves the digestion
  4. To reduce the belly fat women should practice this Asana after pregnancy
  5. This Asana also helps to cure impotency

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with asthma and diarrhea should not practice this asana
  2. People with back injury perform this asana under yoga teacher
  3. Women shouldn’t practice this asana during pregnancy

 

SIRSASANA :

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This asana is known as headstand and king of the asanas and commonly practised both in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga.

How to do :

  1. Spread a blanket fourfold on the floor and kneel near it.
  2. Rest your forearms in the centre of the blanket, your elbow should be in the line of your shoulder.
  3. Interlock your fingers right up to the fingertips so that the palms form a cup and fingers should be kept tightly locked.
  4. Rest the crown of the head on the blanket between both the palms and move your knee towards your head.
  5. Raise your knee and walk towards your head.
  6. Exhale, and gently lift the legs off the ground, then bent your knee and stretch your legs up and stand on the head and hold this position for 1 to 5 minutes with normal breathing.
  7. Exhale,  flex your knee and gently slide down to the floor in reverse order.

BENEFIT:

  1. This Asana relieves mild depression and calms your brain
  2. Enhances memory and hair growth and reduces hair-fall
  3. Strengthen arms and lungs and abdominal organs
  4. Improve digestion
  5. Increase confidence
  6. Therapeutic for insomnia and infertility

CONTRADICTIONS: 

  1. People with neck and back injury don’t perform this asana
  2. People suffering from high blood pressure avoid all the inversions
  3. Women during menstrual shouldn’t practice this asana

 

ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA :
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‘Adho’ is a Sanskrit word which means downward, ‘Mukha’ means facing, ‘Vriksh’ means tree.

Therefore this asana is called “downward facing tree pose” and “handstand”. This asana is a balancing asana.

How to do :

  1. Stand tall and hands beside your body facing a wall. Inhale, raise your arms up then exhale, bend forward and place your palms on the floor about a foot away from the wall.
  2. Distance between palms and shoulder should be the same and keep your arms fully stretched.
  3. Take your legs back and bend your knee, exhale here and swing your legs up against the wall and balance here
  4. Look between your hands and stay there for a minute with normal breathing
  • After mastering this position try to do this in middle of room .keep your legs fully stretched and toes pointing up and lift your head as far up as you can
  • Flex your knee and gently come down to the floor in reverse order

BENEFIT :

  1. This pose develops the body harmoniously
  2. Strengthen the shoulders, arms and wrist
  3. Expand the chest fully
  4. Enhance your confidence
  5. Increase the reverse blood flow which energizes the mind
  6. Increase your concentration

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with back and neck injury don’t perform this Asana
  2. People suffering from high blood pressure avoid all the inversions.
  3. Women in menstrual and during pregnancy avoid this asana.
  4. People with a weak shoulder should avoid this asana.

Disclaimer: Do not perform these Asanas without the supervision of the trainers/experts.

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Good To Great Sports And Fitness Centre In Jaipur

We at Jaipur Beat only share what we experience and here we are sharing the review of ‘Good to Great’ Sports Centre- the finest fitness centre recently opened in the city.

This state-of-the-art studio matching international standards is haven for fitness buffs. ‘Good to Great’ Sports Center lived up to our high expectations and has everything required in order to be fit it and is capable of taking the fitness routine and lifestyle of Jaipur’s people to another level.

The studio features personalised workout regimes to fulfil all health needs. Other than this there are not just one or two but quite many more reasons we think you should join this fitness and sports centre ASAP!!!

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Let’s go…

  1. Branded equipment’s

Equipment’s are surely the most significant part of exercising, and what good will they do if they are cheap and of low quality, right? The gym section at “Good to Great”has it all viz cross fit machine, tread mills, cross trainers etc.

The equipment’s and machinery used here for gym and group activities promise good quality and comfort, making it a reason for all to go gymming.

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2.       Range of Fitness Activities

With an ultimate range of activities to offer, this place will undeniably turn you from good to great! Good to Great Sports feature the finest in modern facilities and have specialist trainers on hand to provide expertise in indoors with activities like Zumba, Pilates, Bollywood Dance, Taekwondo, Kick Boxing, Yoga, Muay Thai Self Defense and most importantly, Special Light Resistance Training and Neuro Motor Training so that you can start strong and finish stronger.

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  1. Trainers

Since we ourselves sometimes are not aware of the techniques and ways of exercising, especially using heavy equipment, it is critical that we learn through someone who has knowledge and expertise in that area. At Good to Great Sports, they have certified Zumba and Pilate instructor having diverse national and international experience and also yoga and Marshall arts instructor on the rolls. The trainers are well qualified to help client achieve their personal fitness goals.

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  1. Open on Sunday

Well, this is something we always wanted to 🙂

Unlike few other gyms in Jaipur, ‘Good to Great’ believes that closing the place on Sundays in the name of maintenance is unjustified to the customers. Since most of the people have their Sundays off from work, what is better than doing some extra squats and lunges?

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5.       Hygiene

It is extremely significant that the place where we all go to sweat out needs to by high on hygiene. If it is not paid attention to, there can be infection prone environment for customers. It was good to see that the cleanliness staff continuously cleans the toilets and shower areas at this centre.

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  1. Pick and Drop service

Now this is something unique on offer! The most important thing is to deal with the traffic woos everyday especially for the women. This is the only gym cum fitness center in the city that provides a car service to pick and drop. Let’s not forget these ladies who are always working to make your day better should be given time to take care of themselves.

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So go hustle for that muscle!!!

Address- B-2/18, Gandhipath, Chitrakoot Scheme,

Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur – 302021, Rajasthan

Contact at- +91 9116157028, +91 9116157027, +91 9116157026, +91 1414029367

Website– http://www.goodtogreatsports.com/

FB- https://www.facebook.com/g2gacademy/

Request a meeting to begin your next steps in promoting your brand/event. Contact  @jaipurbeat 

Email- Jaipurbeat@gmail.com

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Good To Great Sports Academy – A New Hub For Fitness Freaks In Jaipur

We Jaipurites are absolutely whole-hearted foodies who never fail to try new cafes and restaurants. Since we binge on so much, we need a place to burn up the calories at the same time 😛

Also, the demand is rising with people’s increasing need to live longer and overcome self-consciousness. Everyone wants to look and feel beautiful which is why there is a need to explore for some places that help us to stay fit and healthy. ‘Good to Great’ sports academy has opened up at Gandhipath, Chitrakoot. There is a real buzz about the place. We have heard that all the fitness freaks would absolutely love the idea of going to this centre because of its high-quality equipment, facilities and some unique activities, which are not offered in other gyms of the city.

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There are exclusively exciting activities in store for you apart from the gym. Especially the group activities that include Zumba, Pilates, Bollywood Dance, Taekwondo, Kick Boxing, Yoga, Muay Thai Self Defense and most importantly, Special Light Resistance Training and Neuro Motor Training. These are taught by certified trainers who have a vast theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

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Well! It looks that we don’t need to visit 5 different fitness centres to take care of ourselves as they are offering different activities on different days.

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Good to Great is unique since they have certified trainers, best facility and world-class imported equipment.

Stay tuned!! We are soon going to provide you with a review of this place.

Address- B-2/18, Gandhipath, Chitrakoot Scheme,

Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur – 302021, Rajasthan

Contact them- @+91 9116157028, +91 9116157027, +91 9116157026, +91 1414029367

Website- http://www.goodtogreatsports.com/

FB- https://www.facebook.com/g2gacademy/

 

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Top 5 Fitness Centers in Jaipur

Healthy body harbours a healthy mind. Maintaining a healthy body doesn’t necessarily means working out for hours each day or go on crash diets. Instead, it takes dedication and discipline towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and regular physical activity.

In recent years, the growing work pressure and stress is taking a toll on the health and fitness of our Jaipurites. However, at the same rate, the growing concerns towards maintaining a lean physique has given rise to some of the best gyms and fitness chains in the city.

So, for all the fitness-freaks out there, this World Health Day we have decided to bring up the list of top 5 fitness centres in the Pink City.

  1. Big Apple Fitness Studio

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An innovative fitness chain started by the celebrity fitness trainer – Mr Ajay Singh, Big Apple Fitness Studio provides Pink City’s best fitness programs. Whether it is the popular cross-fit training, pilates or the outdoor workout competitions, the centre has a dedicated group of highly qualified fitness instructors ensuring all-round fitness to its members.

Apart, from their regular fitness programs, they also provide the unique Pre and Post Natal Workouts to the ‘to-be-mothers’. This exercise program at Big Apple Fitness Studio offers many physical and emotional benefits to the mothers as well as the baby.

Location: Malviya Nagar, Bani Park

  1. Anytime Fitness

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Located in the posh locality of C-Scheme and equipped with ultra-modern equipment, Anytime Fitness is favourite among the fitness crowd in Jaipur. Be it fitness, health or just lifestyle change, the fitness experts at Anytime Fitness strive to provide a tailor-made plan for each of their customers according to their unique needs.

The USP of Anytime Fitness lies in its affordable 24*7 membership plans. Yes, you read it right, they are always open! With some of the finest equipment, personal training programs, and certified nutrition counsellors, Anytime Fitness is an ideal place for those who seek fitness without any strings attached.

Location: C-Scheme, Raja Park, Malviya Nagar

  1. NUYU Health Club

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Amongst the biggest fitness centres in India, NUYU Health Club offers a variety of services to keep you addicted to your fitness regime. NUYU not only provides the option of gym, yoga, and spa but also has a dance studio as well as kickboxing and extreme strength training.

To keep your diet under control, it also has full-fledged cafe including certified dieticians that make custom diet plans in accordance with your lifestyle and body type. Also, with some of the best equipment available, NUYU Health Club provides well-trained instructors who use proven methodologies in providing you with the best results.

Location: Queens Road, Vaishali Nagar

  1. Gold’s Gym

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Undoubtedly, the best gym in Jaipur! Synonymous with the best in the fitness world, Gold’s Gym Jaipur’s unravelling success can be easily marked towards its finest equipment and well-knowledgeable fitness trainers that help clients achieve their fitness goals.

Whether your goal is to lose or gain weight, tone muscles, increase flexibility, build strength or improving cardiovascular health, you are sure to get a proper guidance from their efficient trainers.

Location: Malviya Nagar, Vaishali Nagar

  1. Talwalkars 

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Located at multiple locations in the city, Talwalkars is one of the most reputed fitness chains in the country. Talwalkars Jaipur is located at the 6 prime locations offering a gym, nutrition, and health counselling services along with a wide range of fitness and weight loss programs.

Their state-of-the-art facilities, hospitable staff, and passionate trainers keep you motivated throughout your fitness journey and leave you inspired after every visit.

Location: Raja Park, C-Scheme, Bani Park, Malviya Nagar, Nirman Nagar, Vaishali Nagar